Bethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project

Project Type: 

Improved Forest Management (IFM)

Area: 

7,265 hectares

Location(s): 

Monroe & Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania USA

Developer(s): 
Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: April 11th, 2013 (RA-VAL-VCS- 016705)

Verified conformance with the Verified Carbon Standard Version 3: April 11, 2013 (RA-VAL-VCS- 016705)

The Bethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project area is a 17,591-acre (7,119-hectare) split-parcel situated in Pennsylvania’s Monroe and Carbon counties. The project area has been put under a 60-year-term conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy with the intention of conserving the property and managing its forest resources sustainably into perpetuity. The project activity will employ a sustainable level of harvesting as specified in the FSC-compliant management plan required by the conservation easement and will facilitate improvements in the overall health of the forest. The implementation of this project is expected to bring about an estimated 943,370 tc02e in emission reductions over its lifetime.